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November 18th, 2014
Source: Barr Foundation
Following my arrival in May, one of the very first activities I instigated was to gather with small groups of alumni of the Barr Fellowship, to share meals together in neighborhoods throughout Boston. Through these wide-ranging and engaging conversations, I came to learn what an extraordinary group... More »
November 18th, 2014
Source: The Nonprofit Quarterly
While the critiques of for-profit colleges have been scathing and constant (such as this article by freelancer Barry Yeoman that slams for-profit colleges for “Potemkin” degrees, fabricated prospects of employment, and leading students into “a lifetime of debt”), no one should be carried away that... More »
November 17th, 2014
Source: The Nonprofit Quarterly
Given the immense diversity of foundations, it is a challenge to talk about any aspect of foundation behavior that goes beyond the minimum required in law and public policy to reach prescriptions for the behavior of foundations across the board. More »
November 12th, 2014
Source: Massnonprofit News
Foundations and other nonprofits that want to invest in Community Development Corporations in Massachusetts have until the end of the year to do so and, under a new program, claim a state tax credit equal to half of their donation. More »
November 10th, 2014
Source: AGM Blog
Associated Grant Makers mourns the passing of R. Bruce Taylor, husband of fomer AGM President Janet C. Taylor. Janet was one of the original staff members at AGM and served 9 years as President. AGM named its former library in honor of Ms. Taylor, and after the closing of the library in 2013, AGM... More »
November 5th, 2014
Source: Philanthropy News Digest
The August Wilson Center for African American Culture in Pittsburgh has been auctioned to its mortgage holder for $1,912.50, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. More »
November 4th, 2014
Source: The Boston Foundation
The Latino Legacy Fund, a permanent, committee-advised fund with a mission to strengthen the diverse Latino community of Greater Boston and to support issues and organizations that advance the socio-economic status of Latinos, today announced the list of grantees receiving funding from the Fund’s... More »
November 4th, 2014
Source: The New York Times
THE ATLANTIC PHILANTHROPIES is down to its last billion dollars. The once ultrasecretive foundation funded by Chuck Feeney, who made his fortune as a founder of the Duty Free Shoppers Group, is making good on its promise to give away all of its money in the next two years. More »

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